Sheena Wilson

Sheena Wilson is Professor of Media, Communications, and Cultural Studies at the University of Alberta as well as co-founder and Director of the Petrocultures Research Group.

Sheena works within the broad terrain of feminist and decolonial methodologies, and takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to the study of extractivist world-views, be that in terms of land and resources, exploitation of gendered, classed and racialized bodies, or the erasure of embodied knowledge therein.

In addition to her involvement with Shifting Ground, Sheena is PI of the SSHRC-funded Feminist Energy Futures: Power Shift and Environmental Social Justice, co-led by Dr. Sourayan Mookerjea, and is the research lead on Just Powers, a major research initiative focused on climate justice and funded by the Future Energy Systems’ Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), a Tri-Council SSHRC Insight grant, the Francophone Secretariat of Alberta, and the Kule Institute for Advanced Studies (KIAS). Sheena’s publication highlights include Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Cultures (ed. with Adam Carlson and Imre Szeman, 2017) as well as an in-process monograph entitles Deep Energy Literacy: Toward Feminist Energy Futures.